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Kyle Freeland

Born: 05/14/1993 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 170
Mechanics
Arm Action: clean action, though some shortness to arm extension in windup; above avg arm speed

Delivery: Low-three-quarters release with moderate body tilt; some drop and drive; long stride; moderate effort to release

Body: long, wiry frame; thin legs; narrow at hip; broad shoulders with slight slope
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 05/11/2016
Affiliate Hartford Yard Goats (, Rockies)
Dates Seen 5/05
OFP 60
Realistic Solid #3 starter, back-end reliever floor
MLB ETA 2016
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 60 91 93 pounds lower half of zone; plus control; command to both sides of plate; maintained velo into later innings, but could play up a tick or two in shorter stints; maintains from stretch; slight armside tail with sink to both sides of plate
SL 60 60 87 88 sharp, cutter action with late movement; downhill only from release, little to no depth; frequent use to gloveside; swing-miss offering
CB 45 55 82 83 2-7 break; more sweep than depth, though displays both; bigger, slower version of SL; backdoor option to righties, slow chase pitch to lefties; confidence in and expanded use needed to improve pitch
CH 45 50 85 86 slight fade and drop; keeps down in zone; throws to gloveside with frequency
Overall

Plus-plus control lefty with average-to-plus four-pitch mix. Tall, lanky former first-round pick features above-average FB with sink; works in lower half of zone. Complements with a plus SL with cutter action that consistently generates swings-and-misses. CB is a slower, bigger version of SL, with more depth and sweeping action; can backdoor righties or induce chasing from lefties. CH shows fade and drop; present third pitch, but growth of CB could make fourth option. Locates everything for strikes and limits walks. Delivery is not without effort. Lower release point. FB/SL could play, even play up, now in bullpen role. More convinced now than in 2015 fall league that he can start. Solid #3 starter given opportunity, high quality reliever floor.

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